European Primary Care Cardiovascular Society

Hypertension - Can we agree on diagnostic and therapeutic thresholds?

10' education - Mar. 16, 2018 - EPCCS 2018, Barcelona, Spain - Prof. Richard McManus, prof. Richard Hobbs and prof. Christos Lionis

EPCCS 2018 Three professors discuss how best to measure blood pressure, when to call it hypertension, and once hypertension is diagnosed, what BP target to aim for, based on the latest scientific insights.

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  • Diagnosing hypertension: how best to measure blood pressure, and what is the role of home measurement? 0:57
  • When to consider a diagnosis of hypertension? 4:29
  • Once hypertension is diagnosed, which BP target should be aimed for? 5:23
  • Non-pharmacological and pharmacological therapies: what to consider when 6:58
  • Who is the best person to measure blood pressure? 8:48
  • On the controversy that a lower treatment target translated into a lower diagnostic threshold in the American guidelines. 9:54

Educational information

This video was recorded during the two-day EPCCS CV Summit and aims to give an impression of the presentation given by prof. mcManus.


Prof. Richard McManus - Professor of Primary Care at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, at Oxford University, General Practitioner and Dean of Welfare and Fellow, Green Templeton College. His research interests lie mainly in the prevention of cardiovascular disease with particular emphasis on blood pressure measurement and the management of hypertension in primary care.

Prof. Richard Hobbs - Professor and Head of the Department of Primary Health Care- Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Science - University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Prof. Christos Lionis - Professor of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Director of the Clinic of Social and Family Medicine, University of Crete


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